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Corlett Family History

Corlett Name Meaning

Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thorliot, a patronymic from a personal name of Old Norse origin, composed of the divine name Þórr + ljótr ‘bright’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Curlett, Cobbett, Coslett, Corbett, Dorsett, Catlett, Noblett

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Where is the Corlett family from?

You can see how Corlett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corlett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corlett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 113 Corlett families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Corlett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Corlett families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Corlett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Corlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Corlett. 42% of Corlett men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Corlett women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corlett were Carpenter and Income.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Student
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Income
    29%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Corlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corlett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Corlett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Corlett. For the veterans among your Corlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corlett lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Corlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Corlett in 1952 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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